6k houses to be constructed using alternate technologies

6k houses to be constructed using alternate technologies

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A total of 6,368 houses including associated facilities and services will be constructed by using six distinct alternate technologies suitable to the geo-climatic conditions at selected sites within the framework of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Urban) PMAY(U) Mission. For these projects RFPs (Request for Proposals) have already been published and pre-bid meeting for clarifications in RFP is scheduled on July 29.

Construction Technology India (CTI) 2019 Expo-cum-Conference under Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) was held on 2nd March 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi in which alternate and proven construction technologies for speedier and cost-effective construction of affordable housing were presented. In continuation, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has published Request for Proposals (RFPs) for construction of Light House Projects (LHPs) at six selected sites under GHTC-India. These LHPs will be constructed at Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala and Lucknow.

Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has opined that selected sites for Light House Projects (LHPs) will serve as open laboratories for live demonstration and receive due attention from academia, practitioners and media. Its hoped that these LHPs will encourage the potential beneficiaries to visit the sites to see ongoing work for adaptation. A series of events to promote awareness at these sites have also been planned.

Selected agencies who will complete the construction of LHPs within the stipulated 12months of construction period will be rewarded with USD 20,000 each and also gets an opportunity to work in future. These LHPs are envisaged to build an eco-system for the adoption of innovative technologies in the housing construction sector in a holistic manner and support further research and development in construction sector.

Incidentally, the Prime Minister had declared 2019-2020 as Construction Technology Year at GHTC-India.